British Airways will launch daily flights to Abu Dhabi next year, following a four-year hiatus. Available to book from today, the route will begin operating on April 20, 2024, thus serving the UAE’s capital year-round from London Heathrow airport.
The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft in summer 2024 and will boost connectivity to the UAE as it joins flights to neighbouring Dubai, which operate up to three-times daily from Heathrow.
During the summer 2024, the flight BA73 will depart from London Heathrow (LHR) at 10:25pm and arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 8:30am the next day, while the return flight BA72 will depart AUH at 10.10am and arrive in London at 3:20pm.
During the winter 2024, the flight BA73 will take off from LHR at 10:25pm and land in Abu Dhabi at 9:30am the next day. The flight BA72 will depart from AUH at 11:10am and arrive at LHR at 3:20pm.
Welcoming the BA move, Maureen Bannerman, Abu Dhabi Airports Chief Commercial Officer, said: "We’re delighted to welcome British Airways back to Abu Dhabi International Airport, adding to the growing list of leading carriers set to use Terminal A as their operational base in Abu Dhabi."
"A luxurious new gateway to Abu Dhabi, Terminal A will open to the public from 1st November, offering state-of-the-art facilities for both passengers and airlines," he stated.
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: "Abu Dhabi is a unique destination that is making a very welcome return to our network."
"With a blend of beach, city and desert, it has everything our customers are looking for in a Middle Eastern trip, and we look forward to welcoming them back on board as we grow our footprint in the UAE," he added.-TradeArabia News Service